Cildo Meireles
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Cildo Meireles (born 1948) is a Brazilian conceptual artist, noted especially for his installations, which express resistance to political oppression, often encouraging the viewer's interaction. Between 1970-76 he developed a political art project aimed at reaching a wide audience, called “Insertions Into Ideological Circuits”, by printing images and messages onto items already widely circulated whose value discouraging from being destroyed, such as banknotes and consigned Coca-Cola bottles. Meireles also produced his own replica banknotes and coins (1974–1978) which appeared very similar to genuine Brazilian and US currency, but with zero denominations clearly written on them.

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